Gynecomastia has been documented in children as young as 8 years old. In some cases, it is hormonal, which is usually indicated by a very small “bud” behind the areola. Those cases may resolve themselves without surgical correction, but severe cases will require surgery to correct the gynecomastia condition. Younger patients are usually very sensitive and embarrassed about their gynecomastia condition because of the intense social pressure they have at school to “fit in”. In many cases, patients have been bullied and teased about their breasts causing self-esteem issues. Removing the gynecomastia surgically will give a young man’s chest a masculine appearance. After surgery, our adolescent patients are relieved to have a normal appearance where they can be comfortable in gym class and taking part in sports and social activities.
The following adolescent male breast reduction before-and-after photos will give you a sense of the results Dr. Blau has achieved in teenager gynecomastia surgery. However, each patient is unique and previous results are not a guarantee for individual outcomes.